Did you know the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board (CCJPB) are installing electronic BikeLink lockers at “most” of their stations right now?
The Capitol Corridor is the Amtrak California rail service between Sacramento and San Jose, via the East Bay, with 11 daily round trip trains serving 1.7 million riders annually.
Apparently, stations outside of the Bay Area should have these elockers available for use right about now (Can anyone confirm?), and Bay Area Stations should have them by the end of summer.
Robert Prinz of Bike East Bay turned me onto this news after I posted about my elocker wish for Diridon Station yesterday. He tells me Diridon is included in the list of stations receiving these secure bike storage lockers. Prinz also says the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has grant funding available for more BikeLink lockers, so I encourage you as a bike advocate to bug your public agencies and get the ball rolling on this.
The agenda for the CCJPB June meeting includes this work progress status report.
Capitol Corridor Station Bicycle eLocker Project. Pursuant to CCJPA Resolution 15-08, staff is proceeding with allocated grant funds to install eLockers for bicycles at most all the CCJPA stations. The eLocker project is being coordinated with Amtrak for liability and insurance purposes that are required prior to installation. The CCJPA anticipates eLockers being installed the summer of 2015. Residual grant funds will be used for the folding bicycle rental project and will be the focus of development during 2015 and implementation during 2016.
Since Diridon Station will soon be taken care of, I nominate downtown San Jose for a publicly accessible BikeLink locker.